The 10 Best Restaurants in Tangier

Tangier, Morocco| ©katiebordner/flickr
Tangier, Morocco| ©katiebordner/flickr
Photo of Shyla Watson
9 February 2017

Culture and history thrive in Tangier, Morocco, and locals and tourists can both get a taste by dining at restaurants, which feature authentic Moroccan cuisine and beautiful views of the city. Read our list to discover the best places to eat in Tangier.

Tangier, Morocco | ©katiebordner/Flickr

Café Hafa

Cafe, Moroccan
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The Famous Café Hafa
The Famous Café Hafa | ©Jean Francois Gornet/Flickr

This hidden café is world-famous and known for its incredible views of the Bay of Tangier. Open since 1921, it retains the décor from this period, giving it a vintage, old-school atmosphere. Iconic bands such as the Rolling Stones and The Beatles even visited this café. The restaurant is nestled along a cliff. Though famous, Café Hafa is also quite elusive. It can be hard to find, and there are no definitive opening hours or even phone number for contact, but that just means you’re guaranteed an adventure and a feeling of victory when you discover this magical Moroccan locale.

Café A L’anglaise

This charming sidewalk café is reminiscent of dining at a friend’s home. The owner greets each customer personally before preparing their meal. She also happens to be an interior designer, so the decor inside is very welcoming and pleasing to the eye. Some walls act as a gallery, and feature art from local Moroccan artists. Enjoy fresh juices, crispy, flavorful chicken dishes, and traditional couscous.

Address and Telephone: 37 Rue de la Kasbah Tangier, Morocco +212 63 518 6766

Le Saveur du Poisson

Restaurant, Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean, $$$
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Le Saveur du Poisson, locally known as Popeye’s, is an extremely popular restaurant in Tangier. There are only 7 tables in this cozy place, so be sure to arrive early to get a seat. The menu is completely fixed and comes with five to six courses, including bread and olives as an appetizer, a seafood soup, seafood tagine, dessert, and more. The food is tasty and traditional Moroccan cuisine, while the atmosphere is antique and rustic.

La Fabrique

Bar, Restaurant, French, Steakhouse
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Oysters On The Half Shell
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La Fabrique has delicious food, a great ambiance, and very friendly staff who are sure to make sure you enjoy your visit. The classic French cuisine is served in a New York City style loft, which is trendy and urban. The food is tasty and beautifully presented, enjoy everything from oysters and steak, to escargot and duck. Sit outside and enjoy a warm breeze or pull up a stool at the vintage bar inside.

Restaurant O Saveur

Bar, Restaurant, French, European, Mediterranean
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This little neighborhood restaurant is amazing, both inside and out. The interior is typical of a classy, fine dining restaurant, but the outdoor patio is uniquely beautiful. Step out into a full garden to enjoy your meal. To top it off, the food is incredible and the wine selection is lengthy. O Saveur is a great place to go for a fancy meal in a casual environment.

Address and Telephone: 15 Angle Boubana Tangier, Morocco

Le Nabab

Restaurant, Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, $$$
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Steak Tartare
Steak Tartare | ©hdv-gallery/flickr
This local restaurant prides itself on serving authentic cuisine that tastes just like dishes made at home. A hidden gem, Le Nabab offers patrons delicious food such as tagine and couscous as well as terrific service in a cozy environment. The wine is delicious and pairs perfectly with the dishes offered. The décor is nearly all white, with flowing curtains draping down from the ceiling. Le Nabab is a Moroccan oasis.

Anna & Paolo

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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This local trattoria is the place to go for Italian food in Tangier. In an intimate setting, visitors can enjoy typical Italian dishes, including pizza, pasta, and of course, wine. They also serve fresh fish and other meaty meals. The staff are some of the nicest around, and they are sure to help you enjoy your time at Anna & Paolo. The restaurant is so popular that it fills up quickly, so be sure to get their early.

Address and Telephone: 77 Ave. Prince Heritier Tangier, Morocco

Restaurant Rif Kebdani

Restaurant, Moroccan, Vegetarian, $$$
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This stylish restaurant gives patrons a wonderful experience. The service is impeccable, and they go out of their way to assist you, they’ve even been known to open up the restaurant after hours for a few lucky people. Regional music fills the restaurant as customers dine on fresh fish, tagine, couscous, and more. You’ll receive a warm, familial welcome that will have you coming back for more.

Address and Telephone: Rue Dar Baroud Tangier, Morocco

Le Cappuccino

Indulge in Le Cappuccino, enjoy light meals, tasty coffee, and yummy desserts at this contemporary Moroccan café. It’s large and spacious with indoor and outdoor seating. Perfect for a gathering of friends or even a casual business meeting. The menu features dishes such as sandwiches and paninis, as well as muffins and similar pastries. Le Cappuccino is the place to go if you have a sweet tooth or need a caffeine fix.

Address and Telephone: 6 Rue Mohamed VI Tangier, Morocco, +212 53 930 2663

Art et Gourmet

Restaurant, Moroccan
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Lamb Tagine
Lamb Tagine | ©kimberlykv/Flickr
This gourmet restaurant serves large portions of classic Mediterranean dishes. A friendly staff, balcony seating with a panoramic view of the city square, and delicious food will make Art et Gourmet well worth a visit. The décor is eclectic, with modern art on the walls and elegant chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Try dishes such as an octopus salad, lamb tagine, and more. Customers who visit leave with full stomachs and happy faces.

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